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Gender-neutral students feeling comfortable

I’m Jasper Lynch of 402 Morrill. I am in my second year here at Castleton as an art education major and I’m transgender. I was born as a happy little girl, but as I grew older, I started to realize that describing myself as a happy young man just fit […]

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Positive times ahead

CU students spread the message of positivity through radio While sitting in rickety old computer chairs, three individuals gear up for a 10 a.m. start time for an hour dedicated to trying to lift the spirits of others through their choice of words. The “I Hear Ya” podcast has now […]

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Women tell their stories, hope to inspire

Having spent 40 years at Castleton, Associate Dean of Students, Victoria Angis is able to pull a three-inch thick binder of materials related to Women’s History Month events from her office bookcase that stretches back to 1988, the first year that faculty decided to mark the event. Every Woman Has […]

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Sharing the story of my journey back from the voices

Voices are something that everyone has inside their heads. The voices allow you to think. They tell of thoughts, dreams and ambitions. The little voice is your very own, and you use it for all of your life. You think of stories, plots and backgrounds to characters. You imagine worlds […]

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Valentine’s Day is for all

Love was in the air last weekend as people all over the Castleton campus and beyond celebrated the relationships that mean the most to them. While Valentine’s Day is highly criticized for being a “Hallmark” holiday that appears to exist merely to increase the sale of flowers and fine jewelry […]

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Climate change issues heat up

Matthew Orchard has faced some rather large fears recently with the Australia bushfires. While he works in Brandon as a tour operator, he wonders about the safety of his family in Warrnambool on the South-Eastern coast of Australia in the state of Victoria. “Growing up in Australia, you come to […]

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Say yes to the dress

Over the past decade, downtown Rutland has seen a decrease in clothing shops for women that has left people wondering where to turn. Rutland was once a hot-spot for retail shopping. According to the Rutland Historical Society directories, downtown Rutland was especially booming in terms of retail shopping at the […]

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Dissecting Jimi Hendrix’s ‘May This Be Love’

Music is one of the most powerful and influential things in my life. To me, music is therapy. When I’m down, music lifts me up. I like to analyze it for meaning. It’s such a huge part of my life. This column will dive into my love for music from […]

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Dissecting Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’

One of the most powerful and influential things in my life is music. To me, music is therapy. When I’m down, music lifts me up. When I go on my 4-hour drive from Connecticut to Vermont, what gets me through is music. It’s such a huge part of my life. […]

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Why we must take action now on climate change

The Golden Toad was an adorable, small, shiny, smooth-skinned amphibian with an unusually pointy nose and long legs. The Golden Toad was common in its small, high-altitude range in Costa Rica. “Was,” because now it is extinct. It had been one in a long list of animals threatened by climate […]